Packers Turn a One-Year, Low-Paying Contract Into All-Pro Player
The Green Bay Packers knew they were getting a good deal when they signed De’Vondre Campbell in June, but it’s hard to imagine anyone could have predicted what happened next.
Campbell was named a First-Team All-Pro for the first time in his six NFL seasons on Friday, following a breakout season.
After signing a one-year, (dollar)2 million contract with the Packers during the offseason, he was awarded the honor.
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It’s difficult to believe that money could have been better spent elsewhere in the league in 2021.
As a result, ESPN NFL insider Field Yates believes that not only Campbell, but also Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst, should be taking a victory lap following his incredible season.
On June 9th, the Packers signed LB De’Vondre Campbell to a one-year, $2 million contract.
He’d been out on the open market for nearly three months.
He was recently named to the All-Pro First Team.
GM Brian Gutekunst is hard at work once again.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) on the 14th of January, 2022
“On June 9th, the Packers signed LB De’Vondre Campbell to a one-year, $2.2 million contract.
Yates wrote on Twitter that he had been on the open market for almost three months.
“He was named to the First-Team All-Pro team today.
GM Brian Gutekunst is hard at work once again.”
Campbell has, somewhat surprisingly, spent the last two seasons on one-year contracts.
After being drafted 115th overall in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Minnesota, the linebacker spent his first four years in Atlanta.
During his time with the Falcons, he had solid to above-average seasons, demonstrating a high level of dependability in terms of staying on the field.
Despite the fact that Campbell had just completed his best season to date, with 129 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 quarterback hits, 5 passes defensed, 2 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 recovered fumble, Atlanta decided not to keep him.
Campbell signed a one-year, (dollar)6 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals in 2020, according to Spotrac, which paid him just under (dollar)6.2 million with incentives.
In the desert, he made 99 tackles, sacked opposing quarterbacks twice, and…
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The Packers signed LB De’Vondre Campbell to a one-year, $2M deal on June 9th. He had been on the. open market for almost 3 months.
Today he was named a First-Team All Pro.
GM Brian Gutekunst doing work yet again.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 14, 2022